The History of Comedy (2017– )

TV Series   |  Documentary, Comedy, History


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Utilizing archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends and scholars, this is the history of not only what makes us laugh, but how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.


7.9/10
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25 January 2018 | cameragod
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| Should have been called "The American History of Comedy"
The show isn't badly done but while I learned a lot about American comedians I'd never heard of before or never rated as any good, the rest of the world is comedy free apparently. It makes bold statements about who was the first to do what type of comedy or the most important influence, yet somehow it seems to totally ignore comedy done anywhere else outside of the USA. So not so much The History of Comedy and more a bit of an inside joke.

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